About Me

I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Antonyms of a plan

Recently went for a project management course. Of course planning is important in managing a project.

Planning is generally important in everything we do. It is good if we could plan, unfortunately, life does not work as such. Sometimes, some days, something just hits you and you have to act on the fly, be reactive, fire fight.

To avoid this as much as possible, people plan, companies plan, they even have planning departments, big companies big planners get paid a lot of money.

A plan according to the online dictionary is
1. A scheme, program, or method worked out beforehand for the accomplishment of an objective: a plan of attack.
2. A proposed or tentative project or course of action: had no plans for the evening.
3. A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline: a seating plan; the plan of a story.
4. A drawing or diagram made to scale showing the structure or arrangement of something.
5. In perspective rendering, one of several imaginary planes perpendicular to the line of vision between the viewer and the object being depicted.
6. A program or policy stipulating a service or benefit: i.e. a pension plan.

Yet day in day out, for the last few weeks, all I have been doing at work is reacting to some "urgent" work that has a deadline of today or now or before lunch.

Even my planned work gets ignored and when that happens, planned works become unplanned.

I have always wanted to be a fire fighter when I was young. I did not realise that now that I am grown up, this is the type of fire-fighting work that I would be doing.

Oh well, sometimes there is a fire and sometimes there is just smoke and many times just hot air.

Take care and be well.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.

Many quotes from the great master, Lao Tze.

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.

A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.

All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.

Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.

An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.

Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.

Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

Be the chief but never the lord.

Because of a great love, one is courageous.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.

In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.

It is better to do one's own duty, however defective it may be, than to follow the duty of another, however well one may perform it. He who does his duty as his own nature reveals it, never sins.

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.

Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

Nature is not human hearted.

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.

Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions.

One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.

One who is too insistent on his own views, finds few to agree with him.

People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure.

Born to be wild - live to outgrow it.

By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.

From caring comes courage.

From wonder into wonder existence opens.

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it.

One quote from me.

Take care and be well.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The "Cook with Love" Book

Another wonderful dinner by wifey yesterday.

I think she should write a "Cook with Love" cookbook. It would be a hit, a best seller.

Only problem would be the main ingredient, which as the title suggest, is Love.

There is so much of love available, freely even. However, a lot of people have difficulty finding it. People who have found it at times have difficulty to hold on to it. A lot of people who cannot find it just settle for something less.

I am bloody lucky to have found it and keep it. As usual, everything has its ups and downs, but it is the ups that you will remember.

Wifey and I have had a lot of good times, fun times.

We enjoy cooking and both of us have improved a lot since we first met.

I remember the time where there was cabbage in fried rice or when too much pepper was put in.

But as time passed by, I became a good cook.

As time passed by wifey became a great cook.

Dinner yesterday was a wonderful pumpkin and tofu dish with rice and an appetizer of some Chinese dumplings.

Her local delights are to die for, salivating foods. The taste is exquisite and the presentation makes even a full person hungry.

Even the simplest of food becomes a work of art.

Even the simplest of food tastes great.

Only one reason for it - the not so secret ingredient - Love.

Cooking is a hard job, clearing up even harder. But when you have fun and cook with love, nothing else compares.

Take care and be well.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Yellow Bird

Desperately singing, hoping for someone to sing back;

Nobody does, but the little yellow bird does not give up;

Begging to be heard, but no one does;

No one answers, no ones cares;

Soon this little yellow bird gives up;

His throat no longer can chirp and his wings no longer flap;

He drops from his perch, dead on my porch;

A little yellow bird, dead on my porch;

Singing his little song, hoping to be heard;

No one cared and no one listened.

Take care and be well.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Memory Lapse

I can clearly remember the 1st day that I went out with wifey. Yet I cannot remember what I gave her for Christmas 7 months ago.

I can remember clearly remember my 16th birthday party, it was not that great, but I can remember it. Yet I cannot remember my 30th birthday party. I am sure I will soon forget my 40th too.

I can clearly remember the day I got married. Yet I cannot clearly remember my 12th anniversary.

I can remember the 1st day I went to the USA for the 1st time and I can even remember the day I came back. Yet I cannot remember many other trips.

I can remember my 1st overseas vacation with wifey. Yet I cannot remember what I did for those 3 days.

I can remember what wifey and I ate and where we had our meal on our first date. Yet I cannot remember what I had for lunch yesterday.

I can remember the day I got Al E, I can remember the feeling when I left him the day I went to Holland. Yet I cannot remember quite a number of things in his life.

Today, we had a whole day team take stock. I can remember we had one last year. Yet I cannot remember the things discussed.

Things become a distant memory, something that is in the big hard disk of ours, they become archived and difficult to retrieve. Yet there are things in the hard disk that may have happened a long time ago but remain in our active memory.

I wish I could remember more, but in all honesty, I remember a lot of good stuff, fun stuff, enjoyable stuff.

Take care and be well.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Nasi Lemak Love

Lovely food waiting for me cooked with a not so secret ingredient, 100% love from wifey and additional slobbering kisses from Al E boy.

Again, got up at 4:14am, went to KL Sentral at 4:50am to check in and to catch the train to KLIA to take my 8:30am flight.

Arrive home, tired, and sleepy to wonderful setup of food that is so appetizing.

Just on Saturday I was talking to dad on how much I was craving nasi lemak. I was tempted to go look for nasi lemak at 9pm on Saturday night in KL. Of course vegetarian nasi lemak is not easy to come by.

No matter, still I wanted to look for it but I also had a lot of things to get done, so, I had to skip my nasi lemak craving.

But I guess my craving telepathically reached Sarah who decided to cook nasi lemak on Sunday. Her vegetarian nasi lemak is the best I have ever had, nobody has come even close to this. Her nasi lemak and her laksa - definitely signature dishes.

Ate a lot, happy to be back, good to be loved and wonderful to love.

Take care and be well.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


That is how the whole week feels.


It is not KL that is exhausting, it is the traffic, the weather and just going around to buy normal household stuff.

It is not just that, it is the training and a lot of things to do at home and people to see.

It is not just that, it is the mental exhaustion, working until midnight everyday and thinking and preparing for exams.

Only relieve has been being able to spend sometime with Pappa and some friends.

Exhausting, that is how the whole week feels.

But really looking forward to be back to wifey and Al E too.

Take care and be well.

Friday, July 24, 2009

End of training

Came to KL for training this week.

Training is complete, it was for my preparation to take the Project Management Professional (PMP) examination offered by Project Management Institute.

PMP is a recognised project management exam and I needed to attend training to prepare for it. The exam I will take in 2 to 3 months time.

Having been managing projects for the last 10 years or so, I am not unfamiliar with this topics and having been certified by a different body (Prince2) as a Project Management Practitioner, this course was good.

But it got me to think about a few things.

You see, I have a few PMP's in my team. And I have come across many PMP's in my organization as well as other organizations. There is slightly more than one thousand PMP certified project managers in Malaysia.

Not a high number by far compared to a number of project managers we have.

However, one thing is for sure, having 1000+ PMP certified project managers does not measn they are great or professional; and those who are not certified does not mean they are bad in managing projects.

I have come across many PMP certified project managers who actually do not even use it to really run their projects, even in my team, even in my organization, even in the global organization and even in other organizations.

So, for me, what would be important to become PMP certified is to run projects as a project management professional.

Not just a piece of paper that says I am PMP certifies, nye, nye, nye, nye, nye like many of them do. So proudly, "I am PMP certified." But when you audit the project, you see many gaps, many unresolved issues and risks, even no project closure etc.

They say 90% of project management is communication, I do not see that happening.

It will not be easy, but I would like to be a project management professional ... not just have a certificate that says I am.

Like said in the movie With Honors, "It is more important to graduate life with honors then have a degree or a piece of papers that says with honors."

Take care and be well.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Towards save cities

The Star headline said, "Towards save cities".

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is expected to announce on Monday details of the measures to fight crime under one of the six National Key Results Areas.

Okay, I thought that would mean "safe" cities but hey, if the PM or the top selling English newspaper in Malaysia is saying "save" cities, shall we argue?

I think I'd rather let this rest. I am still young and I don't want to end up on the 5th floor of some building being quizzed by someone of arguing against "save" cities.

Also, who shall argue against reversing the teaching of Science and Mathematics in English. Our English is so good, in fact, we should start teaching English in Bahasa Malaysia or Melayu or whatever that is called now.

Our English is so great, just look at our top selling English national mainstream media.

Then again, the crime in the cities are so bad, going towards safe cities would also mean we are saving the city.

Kearah Menyelematkan Bandaraya.

Take care and be well.

Monday, July 20, 2009


1. To eject part or all of the contents of the stomach through the mouth, usually in a series of involuntary spasmic movements.
2. To be discharged forcefully and abundantly; spew or gush: The dike burst, and the flood waters vomited forth.

Barf, puke, re gorge, retch, throw up, upchuck

Was so sick today, some bug in my stomach. Likely a bacteria, maybe helicobacter pylori.

Got up in the morning with the world spinning around me, but managed to take a shower and get ready for my course.

After doing the morning routine of 3S - Shower, shave and s...; put on my clothes and then my stomach started churning.

Quickly got hold of a small bucket and puked in it. Mostly liquid.

But hero as I am, still decided to go for my course. But could not take it and came back home at lunch time.

And puked again.

Then again after trying to take some acai berry drink.

And again after taking some oral rehydration salts.

Only thing I could keep down was water.

Pappa was doing his best in his ability to take care of me.

Of course hero for today, Dr B came over and gave me a check-up as I was unable to drive.

After lunch, all I did was lay on the bed, drink water and throw up.

But after the jab, some meds, I was and am doing better.

Still a lot of gastric juices in the stomach, still some burning sensation, still the bacteria in there, but I am on my feet and able to go for training.

Thanks B. You're a gem, one in a million.

Take care and be well.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Breakfast in Bali

Dad and I had breakfast in Bali this morning .... well, in the Balinese cabana that has been put up in the backyard of mine.

Check out wifey's blog for the picture of the gazebo.

Simple breakfast of tea and some Indian biscuits.

In the morning cool weather with the birds chirping in the neighbouring trees, breakfast with my ole man ... simple pleasures ... makes even bad news a little easier to bear.

Take care and be well.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Pucuk Pisang (Banana Stem)

Arrived in KLIA a few minutes later, rushed to take the train but only managed to get on the 9pm train.

Went home, then went to meet a friend straight away.

And I was wishing and hoping and dreaming that there would be some nice traditional food to eat.

Low and behold, stir fried pucuk pisang with some green leaves, a freshly made spicy sambal made from green chillies and onions (made using a mortar and pestle) and a jungle green leave - blanched. Served with freshly made rice.

The best food is always the simplest food. And food from the jungles seem to be the best food.

Of course, they had some fish but they know I am vegetarian and always make efforts to make me vegetarian food.

As a standard, had some vodka with him after that.

Then went to pick up Uding from her hotel to meet dad, then went to meet Mack and Deb at her house.

Was totally tired after reaching back home at 11:30. You see, I maybe slept about 2 hours on Friday night, then got up at 4am, went to airport by 5am for 6:20am flight.

So, I was pooped.

But when you are with friends and belly filled with pucuk pisang, nothing else matters.

Take care and be well.

Friday, July 17, 2009

6 months away from home

It has been about 6 months since my last trip home, that is a long long long time.

I had thought I would be going back to KL every four to six weeks when I started working in Miri, Sarawak. However, the last year, it has been less and less frequent.

Part of this reason has been money of course or the lack of it actually, the other being having Al E in our lives.

This year, 6 months is a record. I was in my KL home sometime this time in January just before I went off to The Netherlands.

Since coming back from The Netherlands, I have been so extremely busy that I have not really had time to go back home.

The record could have nearly reached 7 months as I only planned to take sometime off next month to go home; however, a change in plans for a training has me going to KL in a couple of days.

And right after that, I will set another record. Which is 2 weeks. This is because within 2 weeks, I will be going to KL again, the planned leave that I have taken.

I do miss home, miss my dad and a few friends that I have not seen for ages and a few friends that I have seen but would love to meet up.

The thing is, I will also miss wifey and my furry four legged son as they will be here.

Nevertheless, taking everyday as it comes, I will make the best of my trip and my training and my time at home.

Pappa has put up the Balinese cabana that was bought some 2-3 years ago and been stored in a friends warehouse. The garden in his hands has flourished wonderfully. And there are things that need to be discussed with my ole man.

So, look out guys, Nil's coming home!

Take care and be well.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mind without fear

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up
into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason
has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action---
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.

excerpt from Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore

People should start living without fear, insecurities.
Should start living with their hearts, open their hearts and let it lead you.
Should start living life, really living, enjoying, cherishing life as if everyday was your first day.
Should start to allow their minds to have hopes and dreams and hope for the dreams to become realities.
Should start to be themselves, be honest with their insecurities and this awareness will change lives.
Should start to love, not hold back, do everything, anything.
Should start everyday anew, fresh, without fear, wide awake.
Should start.

Take care and be well.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Love, don't hate

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage - Lao Tze

A good friend of mine recently in a conversation mentioned that she hated someone.

I said that was a strong word to use.

Hate is to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward someone. Synonyms: loathe, execrate, despise, abhor, detest, abominate.

Dislike is to regard with displeasure, antipathy, or aversion.

Two very different words.

Love is a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person. Also a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend. Synonyms: tenderness, fondness, predilection, warmth, passion, adoration.

I do not hate anyone. There are people I love and there are very very very few people I dislike, but I do not hate anyone.

People I dislike, I avoid, limit contact.

People I love, I cherish.

I would rather love than hate someone and I hope in my life I will never hate someone.

Take care and be well.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Kuching - Day 3

Highlight of the day - a hole in the wall.

We are Optimus Prime

Great food, good friends, good times.

Take care and be well.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Kuching - Day 2

Funny faces

1 Hat, 4 Heads


Rainforest World Music Festival 2009

The music may have been a little boring but the company sure was not.

Take care and be well.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Kuching - Day 1

Arrived in Kuching on time on Friday. Ah Boon picked 3 of us up from the airport and we were straight off to Singahsana, our abode for the next 3 days.

We did not do too much on Friday after arriving. Some nice seafood at top spot, then watching Transformers II.

The cheesy lines of Optimus Prime had all of us going I am Optimus Prime lines.

"I am Nilesh Timbadia and I call upon all the Indians to gather in Sarawak and ask the government to declare Dewali as a public holiday. We await for the confirmation."

Said with hands on hips and with an Optimus Prime pose.

It was also nice to see Mack again after about a month.

Take care and be well.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Being off on a "workday"

It is nice to be off on a workday.

Not a public holiday, but a workday.

When everyone else is at work and you are just lazing around in shorts, playing with the dog, listening to Boom Boom Boom (Black Eyed Peas) and enjoying the nice sea breeze and watching the waves crashing onto the beach.

Too bad, someone has to work ... but I am off.


Take care and be well.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The big presentations

Been extremely busy at work.

Maybe working close to 150%, at least 130%. About 9 hours at work and then another 2 to 3 hours at home.

And all comes down to 2 major meetings and presentations tomorrow for work.

One meeting will likely last from 1:30pm until 6pm; the next one from 8pm to 10pm.

Cannot wait for the well deserved break to Kuching this weekend.

Some nice music at the Rainforest Music Festival with some great friends hopefully equalling to fabulous great fun.

Take care and be well.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


your heart is aching,
Even though it's breaking,
When there are clouds in the sky- You'll get by,
If you
Smile through your fear and sorrow,
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through- For you.
Light up your face with gladness,
Hide ev'ry trace of sadness,
Altho' a tear may be ever so near,
That's the time you must keep on trying,
Smile- What's the use of crying,
You'll find that life is still worthwhile,
If you just smile.
----------------------------------------------------------- Charlie Chaplin

Take care and be well.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Vision 2020: The "real" Way Forward

The following is a complete text of the Working Paper - The Way Forward presented by Dato' Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the Malaysian Business Council

The purpose of this paper is to present before you some thoughts on the future course of our nation and how we should go about to attain our objective of developing Malaysia into an industrialised country. Also outlined are some measures that should be in place in the shorter term so that the foundations can be laid for the long journey towards that ultimate objective.

- Hopefully the Malaysian who is born today and in the years to come will be the last generation of our citizens who will be living in a country that is called 'developing'. The ultimate objective that we should aim for is a Malaysia that is a fully developed country by the year 2020.

- What, you might rightly ask, is 'a fully developed country'? Do we want to be like any particular country of the present 19 countries that are generally regarded as 'developed countries'? Do we want to be like the United Kingdom, like Canada, like Holland, like Sweden, like Finland, like Japan? To be sure, each of the 19, out of a world community of more than 160 states, has its strengths. But each also has its fair share of weaknesses. Without being a duplicate of any of them we can still be developed. We should be a developed country in our own mould.

- Malaysia should not be developed only in the economic sense. It must be a nation that is fully developed along all the dimensions: economically, politically, socially, spiritually, psychologically and culturally. We must be fully developed in terms of national unity and social cohesion, in terms of our economy, in terms of social justice, political stability, system of government, quality of life, social and spiritual values, national pride and confidence.

We are about 10.5 years away to reach 2020 to achieve this vision.

What are the chance of success?

To put it bluntly, we are not going to succeed.

Mahathir said we must be a nation that is fully developed along all the dimensions: economically, politically, socially, spiritually, psychologically and culturally.

Where are we economically? Yes we have many big buildings in Kuala Lumpur, even roads are nice, public transport is available although with different service providers and inconsistent. But outside of KL, outside of Klang Valley things look bleak. How is our share market? Yes, Najib introduced some "sweeping" changes, so where is this going to take us? Suddenly others will be more confident to invest here?

How about politically? When BN is hopeless and PR is desperate and futureless. Who are BN leaders of now and the future, who will lead us to this status of developed in 10.5 years? What about PR's Anwar and gang? Who will lead the opposition after Anwar? Hadi Awang? Lim Guan Eng? Can you see anyone of BN or PR leaders leading us into the vision outlined above? How far did Mahathir get us?

Socially? Are we Malaysians. Most of us are still Indians, Chinese, Malays and Indigenous. Among that, we divide ourselves further. We are Gujerati, Punjabi, Tamil, Malayali, Ceylonese, Fuchow, Hokkien, Hakka, Cantonese, Iban, Kelabit, Kayans, Temuans etc etc etc. Where as a Malaysian, I still require a work permit in Malaysian states like Sabah and Sarawak. Where most of us are still closet racist, closet because we are all trying to be socially correct but deep inside, we still have some racism in us. The British succeeded very well to divide and rule and we have still not got out of it.

Spirituality? We are a nation of 24 million with about 15 million Muslims is ruled by 9 royal spiritual rulers who control the religion and allow for children to be converted without consent of both parents. When temples which have been around since before Merdeka are torn down in name of development. Where a commonly used word for God is not allowed to be used freely. Where different religions are given different socio-economic status.

Psychologically? The headlines scream,"A govt-run shelter for the disabled has, instead, become their jail." About 30 men, naked, some chained up, caged and covered in their faeces and urine. Where we cannot take care of our disabled. Where even fully functional physically disabled people have difficulty moving around, where a lot of people use the term "cacat" or "retarded", we are far off from being psychologically developed. Our mindsets have not been molded.

Culturally? What Malaysian culture do we have. We have a vast different culture based on different races. But many Peninsula Malaysians are vastly unaware of East Malaysian customs and culture and vice versa, and we basically do not have a purely Malaysian culture. We have food, but not yet culture.

Not to be to sceptical, but it seems like we are going to fail in the vision above. We are going to fail because there have been no concrete steps laid out to achieve this vision. Our education system seems to have become worse etc etc etc.

So what can we do? Well, we can change ourselves. That is within our power. While Malaysia may not become a developed nation, you and I can become developed people, even before 2020.

We as individuals can be fully developed along all the dimensions: economically, politically, socially, spiritually, psychologically and culturally.

But it's up to you. If you want to wait for the government or leaders to get us there, don't hold your breath.

Take care and be well.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Interesting Airline Ads

Maybe Malaysian Airlines and Air Asia could take this up. It sure would make it a lot more interesting. It would also safe a lot of money on uniforms as well as laundry bills.

Take care and be well.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Mosquito Invasion

There was rain, then there were mosquitoes.

There has been a huge mosquito invasion around the housing area where I leave.

Every day, I become a killer, I kill at least 20-30 mosquitoes.

Irritating little buggers.

Where did they come from?

I do not see any water clogges areas, then again, they could have come from across the road. Where there is some construction of a petrol station, the one with the yellow and red sign of a sea creature.

There are some clogged areas across the road as well as nearby areas.

Due to this, everyday, my vegetarian and harm no creature self has had little choice but to kill 20-30 mothers, sisters or wives.

Males live for about a week, feeding on nectar and other sources of sugar.

Females will also feed on sugar sources for energy but usually require a blood meal for the development of eggs.

After obtaining a full blood meal, the female will rest for a few days while the blood is digested and eggs are developed.

This process depends on the temperature but usually takes 2–3 days in tropical conditions. Once the eggs are fully developed, the female lays them and resumes host seeking.

The cycle repeats itself until the female dies.

While females can live longer than a month in captivity, most do not live longer than 1–2 weeks in nature.

So, anyway, apologies to all the husbands, sons and borther mosquitoes. Your female species left me little choice.

I just hope there is no dengue outbreak.

I have already called my land owners as well as Miri council but let's see, maybe I need to pay for things to be done faster.

Take care and be well.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Dreams on Fire

You are my waking dream
You're all that's real to me
You are the magic in the world I see

You are the prayer I sing
You brought me to my knees
You are the faith that made me believe

Dreams on fire
Higher and higher
Passions burning
Right on the pyre

Once far, forever yours
In me
All your heart
Dreams on fire
Higher and higher

You are my ocean waves
You are my thought each day
You are the laughter from childhood games

You are the spark of dawn
You are where I belong
You are the ache I feel in every song

Dreams on fire
Higher and higher
Passions burning
Right on the pyre

Once far, forever yours
In me
All your heart
Dreams on fire
Higher and higher

I may be a little overwhelmed right now but
my dreams are on fire too.

Take care and be well.